The Jury for the 68th National Film Awards announced the winners for the year 2020 here today. Ahead of the announcement, the Chairperson and other Jury members called on the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur and presented him with the selections for the Awards. Shri Thakur has congratulated all the winners and said 2020 was a particularly difficult year for films due to the COVID pandemic, yet the nominations consisted of great works. The Minister also thanked the Jury for diligently going through the entries and selecting the best for the awards.

The Jury comprised of eminent film makers and film personalities from across the Indian cine-world.

The awards were announced by Shri Chitrartha Singh, Chairperson, Non-Feature Jury, Shri Anant Vijay, Chairperson, Best Writing on Cinema Jury and Shri Dharam GulatiFeature Film Jury (Member – Central Panel) in presence of Ms. Neerja Sekhar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Madhya Pradesh wins Most Film Friendly State award while Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh get Special Mention. ‘The Longest Kiss’ by Kishwar Desai wins Best Book on Cinema for the year while Malayalam book ‘MT Anunahvangalude Pusthakam’ and Odia book ‘Kali Paine Kalira Cinema’ win special mention.

Best Feature Film award has been bagged by the Tamil movie ‘Soorarai Pottru’ directed by Sudha Kongara. ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ grabs Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Best Actor award for 2020 is shared between Suriya for ‘Soorarai Pottru’ and Ajay Devgn for the Hindi movie ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’. Manoj Muntashir has won the award for Best Lyrics for the Hindi movie ‘Saina’. 

A complete list of the awards is given below.

68th National Film Awards, 2020

Most Film Friendly State

Special Mention:

2.Uttar PradeshCertificate

Most Film Friendly State:

1.Madhya PradeshRajat Kamal & Certificate

68th National Film Awards, 2020

Best Writing on Cinema

Special Mention:

S.No.Title of the BookLanguageName of the AuthorName of the Publisher Certificate
     1.MT Anunahvangalude PusthakamMalayalamAnoop RamakrishnanMalayalam  PanoramaCertificate
     2.Kali Paine Kalira CinemaOdiaSurya DeoPakshigharPrakashaneeCertificate 

Award for Best Book on Cinema:

S. No.     Title of the BookLanguageName of the AuthorName of the PublisherMedal and Cash prize
1.     The Longest KissEnglishKishwar DesaiWestland PublicationsSwarna Kamal and Rs. 75,000/-

68th National Film Awards 2020

Non-Feature Films Results

S.No.Category of  AwardTitle of the FilmAwardeeMedal& Cash Prize
 BEST NARRATION/ VOICE OVERRhapsody of Rains- Monsoons of Kerala (English)Voice Over : Shobha Tharoor  SreenivasanRajat  KamalRs 50,000/- 
 BEST MUSIC DIRECTION1232 Kms: Marenge Toh Wahin Jaakar( 1232 Kms – Will Die there only ) (Hindi)Music Director:  Vishal Bhardwaj Rajat  Kamal,Rs 50,000/-
 BEST EDITING Borderlands(Bengali, Nepali Manipuri, Hindi & Punjabi)Editor : Anadi Athaley  Rajat  KamalRs 50,000/-
 BEST ON-LOCATION SOUND RECORDISTJadui Jangal ( Magical Forest) (Hindi)On location sound recordist  :Sandip Bhati & Pradeep  LekhwarRajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/-
 BEST AUDIOGRAPHYPearl of the Desert (Rajasthani)Re-recordist (final mixed track) : Ajit Singh RathoreRajat  KamalRs. 50,000/-
 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYShabdikkunna Kalappa(Talking Plow)(Malayalam)Cinematographer:  Nikhil S Praveen  Rajat  Kamal Rs. 50,000/- each 
 BEST DIRECTIONOh That’s Bhanu(English, Tamil, Malayalam & Hindi)Director :  RV RamaniSwarna Kamal Rs. 1,50,000/-  
 BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUESKumkumarchan(Worship of the Goddess)(Marathi)Producer: Studio Filmy Monks Director :  Abhijeet Arvind Dalvi Rajat  Kamal Rs. 50,000/- each
 BEST SHORT FICTION FILMKachichinithu( The Boy with a Gun) (Karbi) Producer & Director :  Khanjan Kishore Nath Rajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each  
 SPECIAL JURY AWARDAdmitted(Hindi & English)Director : Ojaswee Sharma  Rajat  Kamal Rs 1,00,000/-
 BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILMThe Saviour : Brig.Pritam Singh (Punjabi)Producer:  Akal Productions Director : Dr. Paramjeet Singh KattuRajat Kamal Rs 50,000/- each   
 BEST EXPLORATION /ADVENTURE FILM    (to include  sports)Wheeling the Ball (English &Hindi)Producer: Film Division Director :Mukesh SharmaRajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each
 BEST EDUCATIONAL FILMDreaming of  Words (Malayalam) Producer & Director :  NandanRajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each       
 BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUESJustice Delayed but Delivered(Hindi)                                     &  Three Sisters(Bengali) Producer:  Mandeep Chauhan Director : Kamakhya Narayan Singh                  & Producer : Ratnaboli Ray Director : Putul Rafey MahmoodRajat  Kamal Rs. 50,000/- each(shared)   
 BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM Manah Aru Manuh(Manas and People)(Assamese)Producer:Directorate, Manas National Park and Aaranyak Director :  Dip BhuyanRajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each    
 BEST PROMOTIONAL FILMSurmounting Challenges(English)Producer : Delhi Metro Rail Corporation limited Director :Satish PandeRajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each  
 BEST SCIENCE andTECHNOLOGY FILMOn the Brink Season 2- Bats(English)Producer : The Gaia People  Director : Akanksha  Sood Singh Rajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each   
 BEST ARTS and CULTURE FILMNaadada Navaneeta DR PT Venkateshkumar(Dr. Venkatesh Kumar) (Kannada)Producer :Dept. of Information and Public Relations, Govt. of Karnataka  Director : Girish Kasaravalli Rajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each
 BEST BIOGRAPHICAL FILMPabung Syam (Manipuri)Producer : Film Division Director : Haobam Paban KumarRajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/-  each 
 BEST  ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM Mandal ke Bol(Rhythm of Mandal) (Hindi)Producer : Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum-Bhopal Director : Rajendra JanglayRajat  Kamal Rs 50,000/- each  
 BEST DEBUT NON-FEATURE FILM OF A DIRECTORPariah(Marathi and Hindi)Producer : MIT School of Film & Telivision-Pune Director : Vishesh Iyer Rajat  Kamal Rs. 75,000/- each
 BEST NON-FEATURE FILM Testimony of Ana (Dangi)Producer & Director :  Sachin  Dheeraj Mundigonda  Swarna Kamal Rs. 1,50,000/-each  

68th National Film Awards 2020

Feature Films Results

S.No.Category of AwardTitle Of  The FilmAwardeeMedal& Cash Prize
   1.Special Jury MentionSemkhor(Dimasa) Vaanku(Malayalam) June(Marathi) Godakaath(Marathi)&Avwanchhit(Marathi) Toolsidas Junior(Hindi) Actress : Aimee Baruah   Director : Kavya Prakash  Actor : Siddharth Menon   Actor : Kishore Kadam   Child Actor : Varun BuddhadevCertificate Only
   2.Best Feature Film in each of the languages other than those specified in Schedule VIII of the Constitution    
      (a)Best Haryanvi Film Dada LakhmiProducer:   Anhad Studio Pvt.Ltd Director:  Yashpal SharmaRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each) 
      (b)Best Dimasa Film SemkhorProducer:   Aimee Baruah Production Society Director:  Aimee BaruahRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
      (c)Best Tulu  Film JeetigeProducer:   A R Productions Director:  Santhosh  MadaRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
    3.Best Feature Film in each of the language specified in the Schedule VIII of the Constitution   
 Best Telugu Film Colour PhotoProducer:  Amrutha Productions Director: Angirekula Sandeep RajRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
 Best Tamil Film Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila PengallumProducer:   Hamsa Pictures Director:  Vasanth S SaiRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each) 
 Best Malayalam Film Thinkalazcha Nishchayam(Engagement is on Monday)Producer: Pushkar Films Director:  Prasanna Sathyanath HegdeRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
 Best Marathi Film Goshta Eka Paithanichi(Tale of a Paithani)Producer:   Planet Marathi Director:  Shantanu Ganesh RodeRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
 Best Kannada Film DolluProducer:   Wadeeyar Movies Director:  Sagar PuranikRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
 Best Hindi Film Toolsidas JuniorProducer:  Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt.Ltd Director:  Mridul ToolsidassRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
 Best Bengali  Film Avijatrik( The Wanderlust of Apu) Producer:   GMB Films Director:  Subhrajit MitraRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
 Best  Assamese Film         BridgeProducer:   Sabita Devi Director:  Kripal KalitaRajat Kamal andRs. 1,00,000/- (each)
    4.Best Action Direction Award (Stunt Choreography)  AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam) Stunt Choreography : Rajasekhar ,  Mafia Sasi &  Supreme Sunder Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/-(shared)   
    5.Best  ChoreographyNatyam ( Dance)        (Telugu) Choreographer: Sandhya RajuRajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- 
    6.Best Lyrics         Saina        (Hindi) Lyricist:  Manoj  Muntashir Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/-
    7.Best  Music DirectionAla Vaikunthapurramuloo      (Telugu)   Soorarai Pottru       (Tamil) Music Director (Songs):Thaman S    Music Director (Background Score) : G V Prakash Kumar   Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- (each)
    8.Best  Make-up ArtistNatyam ( Dance)(Telugu)Make-up Artist: T V Rambabu Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/-
    9.Best Costume DesignerTanhaji :The Unsung Warrior(Hindi)Costume Designer:  Nachiket Barve & Mahesh SherlaRajat Kamal and Rs.50,000/- (shared)
   10.Best Production DesignKappela(Chapel)(Malayalam) Production  Designer:  Anees NadodiRajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/-
   11.Best EditingSivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum(Tamil)Editor: Sreekar Prasad Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/-
   12.Best Audiography   Dollu (Kannada)      Mi Vasantrao(I Am Vasantrao)   (Marathi) Malik(Malayalam)Location Sound Recordist (for sync sound films only) :  Jobin Jayan  Sound Designer : Anmol Bhave   Re- recordist of the final mixed track: Vishnu Govind & Sree SankarRajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- (each)
   13.Best Screenplay Soorarai Pottru(Tamil)  Mandela(Tamil) Screenplay writer (original):  Shalini Usha Nair & Sudha Kongara  Dialogue Writer:  Madonne Ashwin Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- (each)
  14.Best Cinematography Avijatrik( The Wanderlust of Apu)(Bengali)  Cameraman: Supratim BholRajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/-
   15.Best Female Playback  SingerAK Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam) Singer : Nanchamma Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/-
   16.Best Male Playback SingerMi Vasantrao(I Am Vasantrao)     (Marathi)Singer : Rahul Deshpande Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- 
   17.Best Child ArtistTak-Tak(Marathi)       &  Sumi(Marathi) Child Artist : Anish Mangesh Gosavi                     Child Artist : Akanksha Pingle                                    &                        Divyesh Indulkar Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- shared
   18.Best Supporting ActressSivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum(Tamil) Supporting Actress:  Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- 
   19.Best Supporting ActorAK Ayyappanum Koshiyum(Malayalam)Supporting Actor:  Biju Menon Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- 
    20.Best ActressSoorarai Pottru (Tamil)Actress : Aparrna BalamuraliRajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- 
    21.Best ActorSoorarai Pottru     (Tamil)            & Tanhaji :The Unsung Warrior(Hindi)Actor : Suriya            & Actor : Ajay Devgn            Rajat Kamal andRs. 50,000/- shared  
   22.Best  DirectionAK Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam)Director: Sachidanandan KRSwarna Kamal and Rs. 2,50,000/-
   23.Best Children’s FilmSumi(Marathi)Producer :  Harshall Kamat Entertainment Director: Amol Vasant GoleSwarna Kamal andRs. 1,50,000/- (each) 
   24.Best Film on Environment Conservati on/PreservationTaledanda (Beheading a Life)(Kannada)Producer: Krupanidhi Kreations Director: Praveen KrupakarRajat Kamal andRs. 1,50,000/- (each)
 25.Best Film on Social Issues(Themes such as prohibition,women and child empowerment,social evils like dowry, drug abuse, empowerment of  differently-abled people, tribal and indigeneous people etc.)  Funeral   (Marathi)Producer:  Before After Entertainment   Director:  Vivek DubeyRajat Kamal andRs. 1,50,000/- (each)        
  26.Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentTanhaji :The Unsung Warrior   (Hindi)Producer:  Ajay Devgn FFilms Director:  Om RautSwarna Kamal andRs. 2,00,000/- (each)  
  27.Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director    Mandela      (Tamil)Producer: YNOT Studios Director:  Madonne AshwinSwarna Kamal and Rs.1,25,000 (each)  
28.Best Feature FilmSoorarai Pottru      (Tamil)Producer:  2D Entertainment Pvt.Ltd Director:  Swarna Kamal andRs. 2,50,000 (each)